Fine display at spring show

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Horsham Horticultural Society’s Spring Show at North Heath Hall on Saturday, April 6 was opened by the Chairman, Mrs Lynda Ashby.

In spite of March being exceptionally cold and dry, society members put on a fine display of spring flowers and cookery/handicraft entries.

Paul Dalby demonstrated his expertise in the daffodil and narcissi class, whilst Eileen Sendall combined her talent in floral arrangements with her cookery skills to gain the highest number of points in the show.

This year the junior class triumphed with an exceptional display of iced and decorated cakes, artwork, photographs and needlework.

One of the society’s vice presidents Bob Taylor presented the trophies. The winners were:

Stanley Cup - for the best exhibit of daffodils and narcissi: Paul Dalby

Irene Crackston Cup - for potted plants: Lynda Ashby

Ball Cup - for cacti and succulents: Peter Mazillius

Spring Floral Cup - for spring flowers and heathers: Sally Birchmore

Secretary’s Cup - for small floral exhibits: Derek Santer

Woods Mill Cup - for flowering shrubs and arrangements: Derek Santer.

Butcher’s Trophy - for the best painting, drawing or other handicraft: Margaret Rogers

Domestic Cup - for the most points gained in cookery: Sue Hammond

Weald Cup - for the highest number of points gained overall in the show: Eileen Sendall

Jubilee Cup - for the member gaining the highest number of points for exhibits at winter meetings: Sue McMahon

The Society’s Summer Show will be held at North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane, on Saturday, August 17.

The show will include the annual photographic competition.

Details of all the Society’s summer events, including outings, can be found on its website www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

The Chairman, Mrs Lynda Ashby, thanked everyone concerned with organising all aspects of the show for their sterling efforts and members and visitors for coming to view the exhibits.

The Betty Santer Cup for The Chairman’s Challenge competition at the Summer Show in August will be for the best presented pot of sunflowers grown from seeds provided.